The Dresser returns to the Omaha stage with a distinguished cast.
Theater review by Warren Francke. Published in The Reader.
Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown
Happy Miniature Golf Day
The windmill always gets the best of today’s news: Henry Doorly Zoo gets another red panda, Nebraska’s online COVID-19 dashboard will return, and UNO’s Hanif Sufizada makes a “tortuous departure from Afghanistan” as the UNO Center for Afghanistan Studies’ relationship with Afghanistan changes.
Harper’s Index Facts of the Day
- Percentage of Democrats who have a favorable view of critical race theory: 86
- Of Republicans who have an unfavorable view of it: 91
- Percentage by which Republicans are more likely than Democrats to say they have a “good idea” of what it is: 34
Source: YouGov (NYC)
Want to get vaccinated in Douglas County this week? Here are upcoming clinics.
- Take a deep dive into state redistricting discourse with NOISE Omaha.
- The city’s first protected bike lane sees more riders than expected.
- Shauna Hockett of Bloomington, Indiana, documents her husband’s cancer battle — including the life-saving treatment he received in Nebraska — in a book called Blood So Beautiful: A Journey With Cancer and the Redemptive Power of Blood.
- Hanif Sufizada, coordinator of Education and Outreach Programs for UNO’s Center for Afghanistan Studies, made a “tortuous departure from Afghanistan,” and the center’s relationship with Afghanistan is changing. Go in depth with this article from The Gateway, the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s student newspaper.
- B&B Sports Academy brings boxing and an empowering “safe haven” to the North Omaha community.
- Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo gets another red panda. Meet Shanu.
- Nebraska’s online COVID-19 dashboard will return as coronavirus hospitalizations climb.
- Fires in the state’s panhandle burned over 5,000 acres of land, but now they’re almost 50% contained.
- Voters in Ralston will soon get ballots for Ralston Public Schools’ first bond election in two decades. On the ballot is $83.75 million that would have an impact on all eight of the district’s schools.
- Conversations about redistricting continue in the Nebraska Legislature. So do the filibusters.
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Reporter Anton Johnson is sitting in on the Omaha City Council and Board of County Commissioners meetings today. Follow Anton at @AntonIsWriting for live tweets, and to catch up on important items from today’s agendas.
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Shinedown at Pinewood Bowl, featuring The Struts & Zero 9:36
If you’ve listened to rock radio in the last 20 years, you’ve heard Shinedown.
Event Pick by Matt Casas. Published in The Reader.
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